Vancouver vs Edmonton Free NHL Pick

Posted by Aaron . on April 5, 2016 in

On Wednesday night, the Vancouver Canucks visit the Edmonton Oilers in NHL action. The Canucks (30-36-13, 73 points) are in fifth place in the Pacific Division but just knocked off the Los Angeles Kings, 3-2, on Monday night. The Oilers (30-43-7, 67 points) are in seventh place in the Pacific Division and just got dismantled on Saturday by the Calgary Flames, 5-0. Find out the latest NHL online betting odds here.

Vancouver Canucks vs Edmonton Oilers Free NHL Pick

When: Wednesday, April 6, 2016, 7:00pm ET
Where: Rexall Place, Edmonton, AB
Radio: 630 CHED
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Why should you bet on the Canucks?

Jared McCann is earning a little talk with the Canucks in the second half of the season; it was his ninth tally of the campaign that sent Vancouver by the division-leading L.A. Kings. Given that both of these teams are trying to get to the bottom of the standings and have a better chance of landing top draft pick Auston Matthews. In a game like this, where both teams might be thinking about draft position instead of pulling out two points, a bet is tricky. I think Vancouver is better than Edmonton, though, so I would bet on the Vancouver offense to carry the night.

Why should you put your money on Edmonton?

It’s been a long time since the Edmonton Oilers were the class of the NHL, going on a dominant Stanley Cup run in the 1980s with Hall of Famers Wayne Gretzky and Mark Messier on the roster. Now, they are a perpetually young team that generally clings to the bottom of the standings. Even so, Connor David was the March Rookie of the Month in the NHL. The Oilers are in the bottom five of the NHL in goals per game and goals against, and they are 20th on the power play and the penalty kill. If you’re going to pick the Oilers, you should have the safety of a 1.5 to 2-goal line.

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Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

I’m picking the Vancouver Canucks to skate into Edmonton and leave with a 3-1 victory.